The undead will overtake our city this October when the Appalachian SPCA hosts the city’s third annual Zombie Run 5K! The run will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and will begin on Main Street in front of the East Kentucky Exposition Center. Registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. and the run/walk will start at 7 p.m. Costumes are strongly encouraged. After all, what’s the Zombie Apocalypse without zombies? Look out for a few surprises along the route, and please refrain from eating innocent bystanders! Whether you run, shuffle, or crawl, please join us for a frighteningly good time!
Get ready to run for your lives, because this year’s race will feature zombie tag!
Here are the rules:
1.) When you arrive at the registration table, you will be given a flag belt with three health flags on it. Wear it so that one is on each hip, and one is behind you.
2.) Zombies stationed along the route will attempt to take your health flags and eat your brains. Each zombie may only take ONE health flag.
3.) If you make it to the finish line with at least one health flag, you are a Zombie! Run 5K Survivor. If you lose all of your health flags, you become Infected.
4.) Even if you are infected, you can still finish the race. You do not become a zombie if you lose all of your health flags, and cannot attack other runners. Doing so is a violation of the rules and will get you disqualified and asked to leave.
5.) Do not hide the health flags under your clothes, or tuck them in in any way. This is cheating, and will get you disqualified.
6.) Zombies will not physically contact any runner except when trying to pull off a health flag. Any grabbing, pushing, or striking between zombies and runners will result in being escorted out of the race without a refund.
7.) Taking a flag belt is optional. If you do not want to be chased, you do not have to wear a belt. Zombies will only chase those wearing belts.
We hope you’re as excited as we are, boys and ghouls! Remember to pre-register!
All proceeds raised will benefit the Spay/Neuter Fund to spay and neuter cats and dogs whose owners need financial assistance with the surgeries. The ultimate goal is to prevent unwanted litters of puppies and kittens throughout our community and to reduce the numbers of animals received by the Pike County Animal Shelter (of which many are euthanized).